In the hectics of life, are you conscious of your body? Massage is an effective tool for this; it makes you unwind.

For whom and when?

Massage works effectively on (and prevents) tensions or injuries associated with sports, bad posture or sitting work; e.g. stiffness in neck, shoulders, back etc.

You’re out of balance. Your body aches; you feel tired and lack energy. Through massage and movement your body consciousness is triggered and you start to ease anxiety.

Need some quality ‘me’ time? Take your time to unwind and be fully aware of your body.

Massage practitioner

Irene Dirven is the massage practitioner at USC’s sportcentrum Universum. For 20 years she leads The Massage Co. This is a collective of massage- & movement therapists focused on relaxation, body awareness and stress prevention. Irene is a complementary and natural massage- & movement therapist.

Co-operation in SMA

The USC massage practitioner is part of the SMA (Sports Medical Advisory Center). By co-operating in the multidisciplinary team of the physiotherapists, sports physician, dietitian and the exercise physiologists the high standard of quality is guaranteed.

Massage techniques

Take this massage to release muscle tension and promote muscle balance and tissue repair.

Deep tissue massage manipulates the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments. It helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses.

In a foot massage the reflex zones in the sole and instep of your feet are stimulated.

Need a brisk massage? Then take this activating acupressure massage through your clothing.

Manage your own stress levels and learn how to tackle pain in your muscles. In this 1.5 hours session we use tennis balls as a tool.

Take notice of this!

* Please share your health issues prior to the massage.
* Please visit your doctor or physiotherapist in case of severe and acute physical complaints.
* Please pay attention to personal hygiene; take a shower first after your work out.
* Bring 2 big towels.
* Please pay in cash after the session; pincard payment is not possible.
* If you cancel your appointment within 24 hours prior to the massage you will be fully charged, unless you arrange a replacement at the appointed time.


Tuesday 16.00 – 21.00
Friday 16.00 – 21.00

SMA (Sport Medisch Adviescentrum)
Sportcentrum Universum
Science Park 306
1098 XH Amsterdam

Please pay in cash after the massage.
                     Cat. I      Cat. II & III
1 hour                          € 45,-     € 70,-
1,5 hour                       € 60,-    € 90,-
Chair-/20 min.            € 15,-     € 20,-

10x punch card
Massage / 1 hour              € 405,-  € 630,-
Chair massage/20 min     € 135,-   € 180,-

Make an appointment?
Call (06) 12 77 82 00 or mail to

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